Shawn Weston
Shawn Weston is a UX/UI Designer based in the Greater New York City Area

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The Weiss Album

The cover of Julia Holter’s “Have You In My Wilderness.”

The cover of Julia Holter’s “Have You In My Wilderness.”

Got a couple of albums in the mail on Friday, one of them by Julia Holter. The album, called “Have You In My Wilderness” is astounding. The minimalist design of the packaging, by Matthew Cooper at Domino Records, is the perfect accompaniment to the music.

The black-and-white photography is framed by a stark white background. The font used is Weiss, designed by Emil Rudolf Weiss in 1928. It has such a distinct personality, partly due to the unusual shift from thick to thin in the vertical strokes. I found it to be a very inviting choice for the overall design. I also love to see a barcode complement the design, as seen on the back of the album packaging, instead of blemished by it. This again shows how the use of one strong font can carry an entire design.

Enjoy the photography and the use of Weiss in Cooper’s design below. Oh, and give a listen to the album, too! You won't regret it.

The credits on the inside flap.

The credits on the inside flap.

The credits on the inside flap, with a black-and-white photograph on the opposite flap.

The credits on the inside flap, with a black-and-white photograph on the opposite flap.

The back cover, with minimalist use of Weiss, and barcode operates as an elegant complement to the design.

The back cover, with minimalist use of Weiss, and barcode operates as an elegant complement to the design.

The disc.

The disc.

The quadfold liner notes includes stark black-and-white photography. These are the outside flaps.

The quadfold liner notes includes stark black-and-white photography. These are the outside flaps.

The inside flaps of one side of the liner notes, with song titles and lyrics.

The inside flaps of one side of the liner notes, with song titles and lyrics.

The inside flaps of one side of the liner notes, with song titles and lyrics.

The inside flaps of one side of the liner notes, with song titles and lyrics.

The reverse side of the quadfold liner notes, including the outside-left and inside-left flaps.

The reverse side of the quadfold liner notes, including the outside-left and inside-left flaps.

The inside-right and outside-right flaps of the reverse side of the quadfold liner notes.

The inside-right and outside-right flaps of the reverse side of the quadfold liner notes.

A closeup of the typography for the lyrics for ”Everytime Boots."

A closeup of the typography for the lyrics for ”Everytime Boots."